YDOY 2022 – Martijn van Dort Concept Name: Helios Nationality: Dutch Education: Rotterdam Mainport Institute Designer Statement: The Helios concept is named after the Greek god of the sun, because the yacht uses solar energy to support the owner’s environmental aspirations. The yacht is equipped with a significant solar array consisting of solar glass and panels. The exterior colour scheme provides a stylish incorporation of the solar panels into the design and complements the dynamic exterior lines. The solar panels are equipped with a heat exchanger to maximise efficiency and store thermal energy in a thermal storage module and represent one example of the many sustainability features which support the diesel-electric propulsion system and the owner’s aspirations. The advanced propulsion system enables a unique layout, locating a full-beam, two-deck, owner’s stateroom amidships, resulting in comfort during passage making, as well as a superb connection with the surroundings and an inspirational yet relaxing ambiance. This is complemented by beach house styling using natural materials, colours and textures. Another unique location is the dining area on the upper deck fore, featuring a sliding platform to enable interior and exterior dining with excellent views. Other facilities include a spa, a gym, a cinema, a library, indoor and outdoor lounges, and various toys, such as a landing craft, RHIBs, ATVs, off-road motorbikes, sailing dinghies and water toys.